Holiday Sips and Tips

Holiday Sips and Tips

The holidays are a time when we often worry about selecting the “right” wines to accompany the delicious assortment of foods that will adorn our festive tables — and the abundance of advice that exists can sometimes feel overwhelming. Following are a few tips designed to eliminate the stress of making the “right” decision, so … Read More

More Olympic Peninsula “Fun Facts”

More Olympic Peninsula “Fun Facts”

1. Which Olympic Peninsula location was a runner up for the filming of Disney’s second film in the series, “The Chronicles of Narnia?” Answer: Quinault Valley 2. How did Port Townsend get its name? Answer: Captain George Vancouver originally named the city “Port Townshend” in 1792 for his friend the Marquis of Townshend. 3. Which … Read More

Olympic Peninsula Fun Facts

Olympic Peninsula Fun Facts

While you may know the Olympic Peninsula as an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, with old-growth forests for hiking, mountain biking and camping, scenic waters for boating, kayaking, fishing and diving, and of course, as home to award-winning artisan wineries, chances are there are a few things that you don’t know about this beautiful region of our … Read More

Passport Wine Tour This Weekend! Remember – it’s B.Y.O.G. (bring our own glass)!
Port Townsend Wineries Feature Local Cheeses, Home Grown Appetizers for Passport Weekend
Black Diamond’s Cranberry Wine Featured at Passport Wine Tour

Black Diamond’s Cranberry Wine Featured at Passport Wine Tour

With the holidays just around the corner, now is a good time to start thinking about which wines you will serve with Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. And the Olympic Peninsula Wineries’ Passport Wine Tour is perfectly timed to help with your decision! Visit the wineries on November 14-15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and … Read More

PASSPORT WINE TOUR – B.Y.O.G. (Bring Your Own Glass)!

PASSPORT WINE TOUR – B.Y.O.G. (Bring Your Own Glass)!

The six artisan wineries of the North Olympic Peninsula invite you to enjoy award-winning handcrafted wines superbly paired with fresh Olympic Coastal Cuisine during the annual Passport Wine Tour, November 14-15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. New this year – bring your own glass! It’s a fun opportunity to show off the most unique … Read More

Wine Tour & Poker Run Adds to Crab Festival Fun

Wine Tour & Poker Run Adds to Crab Festival Fun

The Olympic Peninsula Wineries and Seven Cedars Casino invite you to compete for the best five-card hand and a prize wine and poker-themed gift basket during the second annual self-guided Tour of Wineries & Poker Run. The event will coincide with Port Angeles’ celebrated Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival, on Saturday, Oct. 10 and Sunday, … Read More

Wine and Health

Wine and Health

There is a growing body of scientific research indicating that polyphenols found in red wines may offer significant antioxidant protection. Polyphenols are chemicals found in red wines that have the potential to overcome free radicals that can cause cellular damage, which is a root cause of various forms of cancer and heart disease. MedicineNet.com, a … Read More

WA Wines & Wineries on 10-Year Upswing

WA Wines & Wineries on 10-Year Upswing

Dan Radil has written about wine for the Bellingham Herald for the past 10 years. In the article below, Radil recounts the changes he’s witnessed within Washington’s wine industry since his first column was published in 1999. http://www.bellinghamherald.com/entertainmentnews/story/1014600.html

Lavender Celebration Tour of Wineries

Lavender Celebration Tour of Wineries

The Olympic Peninsula Wineries invite you to wind your way through beautiful fields of lavender en route to tasting the region’s best handcrafted wines during our nine-day Lavender Wine Tour, from Saturday, July 11 to Sunday, July 19. The wine tour kicks-off the Olympic Peninsula’s 13th annual Lavender Festival in Sequim, set to take place … Read More

What Most People Don’t Know About Wine

What Most People Don’t Know About Wine

Wine enthusiasts are often quite savvy about which wines pair well with a variety of foods. But here are two things that, according to culinary experts and authors Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, many people don’t know. Most people think that only white wine goes with fish, but stronger-flavored fish, including salmon and tuna, pair … Read More